i, THe biker
22 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 1,
Kilometers done (appox) : 20000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
It means I am more than alive. My anatomy has 2 feet and 2 wheels, one brain one engine and a few more parts.
It means life.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
It has made me fall in love with this nature, my country my fellow Indians. It has given me a reason to live happily.
How did it happen that you turned your passion for motorcycling and motorcycles into a means of giving back to the society/brotherhood in a substantial manner?
Riding a motorcycle throughout the country was always my dream but I wanted to ride to bring change in the society. I wanted to make my ride count.
So I have been traveling all over the country trying to understand and reach youth as much as possible. I along with my cousin travelled 13000 kms covering Kashmir to Kanyakumari and back interacting with youth and spreading awareness regarding Our civic responsibilities, awareness against rape, discrimination etc. I plan on continuing this and producing a documentary film on the same. While trying to understand the youth I feel I was able to show them a mirror and made them realise their importance in the development of the nation. I will continue to do so.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable ‘giving’ moments/events involving you as a motorcyclist?
1. Ride from Kasmir to Kanyakumari and back. It was thrilling, exciting, enlightening, amazing and life changing. 13000 kms in 52 days on a 150 cc bike. It was indeed once in a lifetime experience for all three of us, Me , my cousin and the motorcycle.
2. Ride from Jammu to Chandigarh, same companion ,.chilling cold,. Drizzling and unending zeal to ride.
Given an opportunity and the necessary powers, what would be the 3 most vital things you would like to change about motorcycling in India?
1. I will make important riding gear and skills a must for gaining a biking license obviously at affordable prices.
2. I will change the views of a common man towards bikers.
3. I will make fuel cheaper atleast for bikers.
What are the best and the worst things about being a giver to society/brotherhood as a motorcyclist in India?
Best thing is that we have alot of unexplored roads..."The roads less taken".
Worst thing is unavailability or cost of effective and important machines and gears.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I feel I am a machine, made to ride with pleasure and adventure forever and ever after.